Bud, Not Buddy

Our last read aloud was Moon Over Manifest and everyone really loved it, so the kids weren’t thrilled to read a new book.

Luckily, I have mad book finding skills and we found another good one called, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. The story takes place in 1936 in Flint, Michigan. Bud’s mother has passed away and Bud being tired of foster homes decides to run away to try to find his dad.

He has many adventures as he is on his search. One of our favorite things about Bud is his list of how to respond to certain situations; it’s called, Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself.

The story is really endearing and my little boys really liked it. I should create a book scale that is just whether my little boys like something or not. They can be a little tricky to please, so it says a lot about any book that they’ll actually sit and listen to.

I liked the book, but it was a little hard reading it after a book that I LOVED. I probably would have liked it better if I hadn’t just read Moon Over Manifest.

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